Crowdfunding Spotlight: The77 Issue Four

The latest Kickstarter for The77 launched earlier this evening and is just under £250 from achieving its £2777 target in under four hours.

The77 Issue Four Regular Cover by John Roydon
The77 Issue Four Regular Cover by John Roydon

Offering a regular cover from John Roydon, co-creator of the strip “Penny Pentagram”, and a variant from Beano artist Lew Stringer featuring many of The77’s characters in a suitably snowy scene to tie in with its planned release date.

This British anthology comic, launched in spring 2020, and has fast become the UK’s breakout title. For those who came in late, its editorial team continue to commission brand new strips by well known British comic creators who helped shape their childhood love of comics with the work… but they don’t stop there.

The77 Variant Cover by Lew Stringer
The77 Variant Cover by Lew Stringer

This rapidly developing title also offers a platform to many of today’s hottest creators and the stars of tomorrow – and for that, deserves the level of support it’s getting through Kickstarter.

Strips in this latest Issue include “Bounty on the Mutie” by Bambos Georgiou and Neil Sims; “Trackless Depths” part 2 by Dave Bedford and Ben ‘Mac’ Macleod; “The Cell” part 3 by Bambos Georgiou and Andrew Sawyers; “Division’77” Part 4 by Dave Heeley and Sinclair Elliott; “Penny Pentagram” part 2 by David Thomas and Jon Roydon; “A Demon For Dinner” by Jim Tomlinson and Rupert Lewis Jones; “Martian Law” part 3 by Brendon Wright; “Undertow” part 3 Joe and Jeremy Dunn; “Sgt Shouty of Moon Force!” Episode 4 by Lew Stringer; the welcome return of “Prodigal” (part 3) by Mal Earl; “funSShun” by Paul Duncan and Robert Wells; and a “Scarred for Life” feature by Stephen Brotherstone and Jo Heeley.

With a great mix of strips and styles, plus perks including prints and a limited edition T-shirt designed by Paul Williams, there’s plenty in the mix to entertain – so do check out the campaign and give it your backing if you can!

Check out the Kickstarter for The77 Issue 4 here

Read some of our “Meet The77” creator interviews conducted by Morgan Spiceman

• The77 Issue Three is available to order here from GetMyComics

The77 Issue Three features a stunning cover by Ade Hughes featuring Anat from ‘V’ | Available for priced £6.95 for 64 pages in oversized format.All editions and back issues, posters and other merchandise available from Get My Comics here

Contributors include Dave Bedford, Conan, Conor Boyle, Steve Bull, Joe and Jeremy Dunn, Phil Elliott, Sinclair Elliott, Anna Evert, Filippo, Bambos Georgiou, Morgan Gleave, Dave Heeley, Ade Hughes, Kek-W, Hal Laren, Mac, Leonardo Manco, Sarah Millman, Michael Powell, Jon Roydon, Andrew Sawyers, Neil Sims, Lew Stringer, David Thomas, Dan Whitehead, Brendon Wright

The77 is also available from these UK comic storesAtomic Comics, Bath; Calamity Comics, Harrow & Hatfield Castle Bytham; the Community Village Store, Lincolnshire; Gobsmack Comics, Horsham; Heroes, Isle of Wight; Krackers, Taunton; Mega City Comics, Camden, London; Millennium Comics, Northwich; Not Just A Comic Shop, Eastbourne; Ryhall Village Store and Post Office, Rutland; Scorch Comics, Eastbourne; Sheffield Space Centre, Sheffield; and Wow Comix Bury LLP, Sale and Stockport

Stockists and dealers in Australia include: Dark Oz Comics, Salisbury (also the publisher of titles such as Decay and Retro SciFi Tales); Dee’s ComicShop, Belconnen; and ImpAct Comics, Canberra

Stockists and dealers in New Zealand include: artist Brendon Wright, Christchurch; and Whiatianga Comics, Whitianga

Stockists and dealers in the US include: Atomic Basement Comics and Creator’s Lab, Long Beach, California; and Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge, San Francisco, California

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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